Pets of the Week June 19, 2017

Handsome, regal, and steady, Phillip bears many similarities to the Norwegian Forest cat. It’s easy to visualize he once was a great cat king and now his time is spent in relaxed and reflective retirement. He often sits and looks out the windows as if surveying his kingdom or perhaps he imagining that he’ll soon be in a new home. Phillip goes with the flow seeing no need to create problems that don’t exist. Other cats and dogs are of no concern to him or he can handle anything. He’s a cat who’s more than a cat.

Luke is the kind of dog who makes you shake your head and chuckle. His individuality stems from being a Chihuahua and Dachshund mix who’s IQ is above average. Some say he has a “Napoleon complex,” but it’s more accurate that it’s a “Luke complex.” This little guy has a huge personality and a genuine love for people. His happy energy and “I’m glad to see you!” grin are irresistible and if you lean in close enough, he’ll give you a big smooch on the chin. Luke is a Camp Good Dog for Kids graduate where he learned he’s still always in charge.

Adoption fees waived for the pets of the week through Saturday!

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Their adoption center is open Monday through Saturday 11:00am to 4:30pm est.

Visit their website at gwdhumanesociety.org to see these and other available pets.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8775 (Shelter Adoption Area)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)

It Comes at Night



It Comes at Night is an emotionally and paranoia-driven thriller. The trailer is a bit misleading. It makes you think there are creatures that attack during the night (zombies? infected people?), but that is not the case. There is a disease running throughout the country and an isolated family is working to stay safe.

The movie opens with this family having to deal with the grandfather who is beginning to show signs of infection. Later someone attempts to break in looking for supplies. He, his wife and child are eventually invited to stay.

The story continues on with the new members integrating into the family and their chores. Everything is going fine until the 17-year old son finds the entrance open one night.

The consequences of this discovery show just how far people will go for their family when pushed into a corner.

The final scene is still sitting with me.

A word of warning – this is a slow-burn movie.

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Griffin Robert Faulkner, David Pendleton

Vía Letterboxd – AngryTownsman

Pets of the Week June 12, 2017

She has Spock’s ears, Einstein’s intelligence, and Disney’s creativity. Pretty Girl doesn’t wait for others to play with her, she makes her own games and finds ways to enjoy each moment. She’s an active 40 lb. Terrier mix who shares the same spirit of fun and wonderment as that of a child. Being well-balanced, she shares equal parts of play time with equal parts of quiet time. Snuggling is just about as satisfying to her as chasing a tennis ball. Almost. Look into her mesmerizing, khaki-colored eyes and there’s no denying that is filled with pure joy.

Four-year-old Liza is a gorgeous, eye-catching full-figured gal. She wears a stunning brown and orange coat and impeccable eye makeup. She’s generally laid back choosing to nap away the hours. But when it’s feeding time — be ready. No food bowl can be filled fast enough for this cat. She’ll come alive with the energy she’s saved while sleeping and make a fast and furious bolt for the food bowl. Besides food, she very much enjoys conversations with people and their affection.

Adoption fees waived for the pets of the week through Saturday!

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Their adoption center is open Monday through Saturday 11:00am to 4:30pm est.

Visit their website at gwdhumanesociety.org to see these and other available pets.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8775 (Shelter Adoption Area)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)

The Mummy (2017)



This third iteration of the Mummy is better than I expected. We get a bit of an introduction to the ideas of Universal’s shared monster movie universe, Dark Universe. And we get a setup for Maverick and Jor-El to appear in many or all of the future Dark Universe movies

I do have to admit that my expectations for this movie were extremely low.

Nick and Vale stumble across the tomb of Ahmanet. Nick ends up freeing her and hijinks ensues. Ahmanet was imprisoned when she tried to bring the Egyptian death god, Set, into the mortal world. This movie equates Set with all that is evil: Lucifer, Satan, etc. Since Nick freed her, she needs to use him as the vessel for Set in the modern day.

The rest of the movie revolves around Nick and Jeckyl’s organization working for a resolution. Just at cross purposes.

Starring:Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson

Vía Letterboxd – AngryTownsman

Pets of the Week June 5, 2017

Her name suggests she’s dainty and fragile like your grandmother’s handmade doily, but this Lacey is quite the opposite. Bright-eyed, spunky and ready for action, this gorgeous buckskin and white mixed breed is 50 lbs. of legs, ears, and muscles. She’s full of personality, she’s always game for tossing a toy in the air, prancing pretty as she walks, or racing at top speed around the yard. Visit her to see this gazelle of a dog show you her Olympic-quality skills.

Timmy, the once timid cat, has come out of his shell. This handsome Tuxedo kitty has learned that people are pretty nifty, especially when they give him gentle head and shoulder rubs. In return for your affection, he’ll show you his cat clown side. Watch him roll and twist on his back like a fish out of water, all the while trying to entice you into petting him more and more and more. Timmy is at Petsmart in Greenwood for you to visit and adopt.

Adoption fees waived for the pets of the week through Saturday!

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Their adoption center is open Monday through Saturday 11:00am to 4:30pm est.

Visit their website at gwdhumanesociety.org to see these and other available pets.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8775 (Shelter Adoption Area)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)